Adam B. Vary
February 23, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

+ Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, and aliens…this time in 3-D! In a reunion made in cinephile heaven, Weaver will team with her Aliens director for his sci-fi epic Avatar. Gushes Weaver about her role as a botanist who’s a mentor to Sam Worthington’s former Marine: ”When I [first] read the script, it was such a dizzying ride that I think my jaw was permanently dropped.”

+ Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking) will play the villainous Two Face (a.k.a. Gotham City DA Harvey Dent) in The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan’s sequel to Batman Begins.

+ Get ready to talk faster than you ever have in your life, Parker Posey — you’ve got the title role in The Return of Jezebel James, a Fox sitcom pilot from Amy Sherman-Palladino ! ”It’s a really tough role,” says the Gilmore Girls creator. ”Smart, funny, doesn’t think she can fall apart — and then does. In fact, before Parker [signed on], we were like, ‘Well, you know, the script was a noble failure.”’

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